I need to move Exchange 2003 to a new server. I understand that if I change the name it will be a much easier process, however I have to keep same name. I am reading this article
How to Move Exchange Server 2003 to New Hardware and Keep the Same Server Name
Currently we backup only Exchange folders data form existing server, there is mail box store but it has no user mailboxes, only SMTP, System and SystemAttendent mailboxes are there
both mailbox and public folder store files are on SAN drives that i can re-assign to new hardware
my question is do i really need to backup mailbox and public folder stores?
because 1: I will be using same SAN drives in new server
2: I will be restoring public folders data from backup